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Molluscs of Tasmania

Tellinidae – Tellininae: Tellinides margaritinus (Lamarck, 1818) (‘pearly tellin’)

Synonym(s): margaritina Lamarck, 1818 mariae Tenison-Woods, 1876 umbonella Lamarck, 1818 modestina auct., non Tate, 1891 australiensis Thiele, 1930.
Typical shell-length 25 mm. Lives subtidally in sand and mud, especially in sheltered environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species but local and seldom common.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Superfamily: Tellinoidea
Family: Tellinoidea
Subfamily: Tellininae
Genus: Tellinides

Localities for Tellinides margaritinus

Binalong Bay: gulches
Blackman Bay: Little Chinaman Bay
Blackmans Bay
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Bridport (unlocalised)
Cape Barren Island (unlocalised)
Clarke Island: Kangaroo Bay to Seal Point
Coles Bay: Honeymoon Bay
Davey River: Carvers Point
Deephole Bay
Derwent Estuary (unlocalised)
Dover: beach
Dunalley (unlocalised)
Electrona: Peggys Beach
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie: foreshore
Flinders Island: Lillies Bay
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Palana Beach
Flinders Island: Parrys Bay: Double Corner
Flinders Island: Port Davies & Cave Beach
Flinders Island: Sawyers Bay
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay: Pine Scrub
Flinders Island: The Dock
Flinders Island (unlocalised)
Great Dog Island: beaches in NE
Greens Beach: main beach
Hobart: ANM wharf area
Hobart (unlocalised)
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Leven River: mouth
Little Musselroe Bay: Tree Point area
Little Peggs Beach
Maria Island: Encampment Cove
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Marion Bay: northern beaches
Marrawah: West Point
Mayfield Beach to Mayfield Point
Mayfield Point to Little Christmas Island
Norfolk Bay: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 14
North coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Nubeena: White Beach
Orford: Spring Beach
Pirates Bay (unlocalised)
Port Arthur: Big Possum Beach
Port Arthur: Denmans Cove
Port Arthur: Little Possum Beach
Port Arthur (unlocalised)
Port Cygnet: Cray Point
Port Sorell (unlocalised)
Primrose Sands
Rocky Cape: Burgess Cove
Sloping Main Beach
Snug Beach
Somerset: foreshore
South coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Southport: Hythe Beach
Tamar River: Bell Bay: power-station jetty
Taroona Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: Swimcart Beach
Woolnorth: Valley Bay

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